But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Crossway - Apologetic Report

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1. Remember that God is God and we are not.

Often as moms we can feel that we need to be God...

Thursday, 14 July 2016 07:59

What Jonathan Edwards's Daughter Can Teach Us about Friendship Featured

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A Neglected Good

Our culture is not one that provides great encouragement for the nurture and development of deep, long-lasting, satisfying friendships. Such friendships take time and sacrifice, and early twenty-first century Western culture is a busy, busy world that,...

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 08:07

God’s Grand Plan for Motherhood

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Nurturing Life for the Glory of Christ

God’s grand plan for motherhood is...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 07:25

Why Expository Preaching Is Important Featured

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Scripture and Sermon-Symmetry

There is a significant difference between doing book-by-book serial exposition—which dates all the way back to John Calvin and the Lectio Continua preaching tradition—and doing...

Monday, 11 July 2016 06:59

10 Things You Should Know about the Love of God

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1. God’s love is incomprehensible.

No human mind can comprehend God. We cannot define God. We cannot provide a comprehensive account of who he is. He...

Monday, 11 July 2016 06:16

How to Keep Corporate Prayer Focused

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3 Tactics for Corporate Prayer

We want to avoid the various negative...

Friday, 08 July 2016 14:27

Racism, Prejudice, and Christ

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This post is adapted from Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian by John Piper.


Probability and Prejudice

When the eternal Son of God became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14), he crossed an infinite chasm—from the infinite to the finite, and from immortality to mortality. He left infinite moral perfection to live among moral...

Friday, 08 July 2016 06:22

How to Pray When You’re Feeling Shame

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3 Suggestions

Let me offer three things to pray for when you’re feeling ashamed.

First...

Thursday, 07 July 2016 06:24

How to Comfort the Comfortless

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Seeking But Not Finding

Involvement in someone’s pain gives a dimension to a relationship that nothing else is able to do. So often people suffer alone because we lack the comforting skills that will give us the confidence to be...

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 07:20

How a Busy Mom Can Stay Consistent in the Word

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Make God's Word a Priority

It is hard for busy moms to find time to get into the Word. Kids...

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Was I True to the Word?

We should begin with a warning, a caveat. You actually can’t tell how effective a sermon was by the response you receive. People could say to you, "That was a wonderful sermon," and really...

Friday, 01 July 2016 07:54

What It Means To Be a Missional Mother

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Sometimes moms wonder if Jesus had in mind the parent teacher conferences and the...

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Grace, One Day at a Time

You may get to a point someday when you think, “I really can’t...

Friday, 01 July 2016 06:09

10 Reasons Jesus Came to Die

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1. To destroy hostility between races.

The suspicion,...

Thursday, 30 June 2016 06:16

6 Ways Moms Can Show Love to Their Daughters

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No One Has it All Figured Out

Although motherhood as an institution has existed for millennia, I have yet to meet a mother who really thinks she’s mastered the trade. We all stumble along, making the same...

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Dependent Every Moment

First, there is spontaneous prayer. Spontaneous...

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